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City Circus Athens

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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If a roof terrace with a stunning view of the Acropolis sounds like your kind of thing, you need to stop by at the City Circus. Just a five minute walk from the Monisteraki and 20 minutes from the Acropolis, you'll be right in the heart of the most happening city in Greece. Newly renovated and home to a delicous breakfast, the notroiously friendly staff will make sure you're always comfortable and you know where you're going (very usefull in a confusing city like Athens). Oh, and they also have air conditioning...

Property Description

City Circus is a cozy-design hostel with a total of 19 rooms, fit to accommodate a wide variety of needs at reasonable prices. We've restored the wooden floors and painted ceilings in this neoclassical building and then dressed it up with antiques, retro furniture and wall art by local talent. With the cool Psirri neighborhood as a backdrop, this is no doubt one unique setting for exploration and play. And after you've seen it all in Athens, City Circus the ideal spot to rest your wandering feet and dreamy head.

We offer standard doubles or twins with ensuite bathrooms as well as spacious dormitories that can comfortably accommodate 4 or 6 people. All beds and mattresses have been custom made in order to ensure maximum comfort and sweet dreams. And if you happen to be taller than average, don't worry, we have you covered.

We have air-conditioning in all rooms and common areas for those warmer than average days or nights. Safety matters to us, so we have installed security locks with key access cards in the rooms and safety cams monitor all common areas on a 24-hour basis.

It's not just accommodation we offer. We want to get you involved in our modern, moving, sexy, throbbing city. Athens is not a patchwork of ancient artifacts.

Our new restaurant Zampano, opened in 2015 is the new entry on the gastronomy map of Athens. Inspired by the main character of Federico Fellini's masterpiece 'La Strada,'. Zampanò takes traditional Greek cuisine to a new level with modern, creative elements always based on fresh, seasonal ingredients from all around the country. Our extensive list of wines will satisfy even the most demanding wine lover.

It is not a stopover to some (undeniably gorgeous) islands. It's an ever-evolving, dynamic habitat to 5 million people, each one pretty fascinating in their own right.

We challenge you to live, love and play and-- if you are so inclined--perform here with the rest of us. Our staff will be thrilled to show you all that Athens has to offer.

We hand out a plentitude of free maps, festival schedules and generous advice at our reception.

And if you are feeling overwhelmed or need to mingle with other fellow travelers, you can chill out with one of the most magnificent views on our terrace.

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the Acropolis right in front of you.

Please note:

Breakfast served at extra cost
Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival
Cancellatiion fees: Value of the first night
No-show : Value of the first night
Age policy: minimum age limit of a person unaccompanied by legal representative - 18 years

Check In: 3.00 pm
Check Out: 11.00 am

Method of Payment: (upon arrival): Cash, VISA/Mastercard, Debit Cards

Taxes are included.
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Make yourself at home at City Circus Athens – you'll find us in a lovingly restored neoclassical building. We'll introduce you to the city with a free walking tour, and back at base, retro furniture and murals by local artists make for a quirky, fun vibe. Later, tuck into classic Greek dishes in Zampanò, our restaurant, and take an arty photo for Insta using the free Wi-Fi. Spend the rest of the evening chatting or trying the famous ouzo (it's an acquired taste!) on our roof terrace with views over the Acropolis.


Our hostel's in the Psirri neighbourhood which comes alive at night with buzzing bars and loads of restaurants. The nearest metro stops are Monastiraki and Thēseiou – both 250 metres away. Take the X95 bus from Athens International Airport to Syntagma metro station and we’re a short walk from there. Or, hop on metro line 3 to Monastiraki and we’re 45 minutes away. From Piraeus port, we’re around an hour. Get bus 831 to Piraeus then line 1 to Thēseiou. The Acropolis is 20 minutes away on foot, while the flea markets and tavernas of the Monastiraki district are a 5-minute wander.

Rooms and Dorms

Get more space for your stuff in a private room with your own en-suite. Or go for a mixed or female-only dorm – the bunks are custom made and linen is free. If you don’t feel like taking the stairs, take the elevator up and drop your bag in your secure locker. We have air con, too, for those warm Greek nights.

Extras and activities

Pop a load in the washing machine and head to the lounge to play a board game while you wait, or browse our stacks of DVDs to line one up for later. Made a new travel buddy? Drop by our café or hang out at a bar till late (our 24-hour reception team is always here to welcome you home). To see the city like a local, rent a bike from the front desk.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2021
    The staff are VERY friendly and helpful. The location is really nice for a solo traveler (plenty of restaurants nearby for evening meal). The hostel was clean as well and I felt very safe.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2021
    I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff at City Circus!! Every single staff member we interacted with was outstanding!! They were so helpful helping us arrange taxis, COVID testing, printing tickets, offering to prepare us breakfast to go when we had early ferry/plane rides, and friendly on top of it all. The view of the Acropolis from the terrace was also amazing. It was more expensive than other hostels I looked at but to me it was 100% worth the cost.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2021
    Second time staying here and it’s still the dream place it was 6yrs ago! The staff is amazing and incredibly helpful. Thank you to Harianna for sorting us out! Beyond thrilled to be here and I will 100% be back again. Loved spending time on the rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the Acropolis. Splurged on the loft room this go around. It’s absolutely gorgeous with thoughtful touches. Thank you so much for having us!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Great place. I come back every year. Highly recommend. Be alert on the subway if you are taking it from the airport to the Monastiraki stop where the hostel is located. I almost got robbed twice, once last year, and once this year. There are groups of men who work together to distract travelers with bags when they want to get off the train at the Syntagma (Square) and Monastiraki stops.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Jul 2021
    Loved my stay at City Circus!! The staff were very friendly and accommodating and were able to help me a lot with recommendations of great places nearby which did not disappoint. Not that many people were there because of covid but there were still people I was able to make connections with. Would highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2020
    The place is well located in the center of Athens with all the touristic destinations within walking distance. It is very close to two of the central stations that take you directly to the airport or the port. The staff is super nice, we had a problem with a plug and they solved it immediately. They also give you tons of recommendations, which were super useful. The room and view were amazing. It is also COVID safe with all the protocols. Only down side with website breakfast isnt included.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Great hostel close to everything. I loved the patio. The bakery across the street is the best option for breakfast - the onsite restaurant is high. The only issue is the common area is connected to this proper restaurant. Like a date night, sit down, candles on the table restaurant. I am not an up all night party girl and they were shushing us constantly. However, there was lots of other places in the area where you could talk with some new friends without getting shushed.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Oct 2020
    Great hostel for a short 2-night stay in Athens, Taki was a great host who drew out a map and told me all the great spots to go to so I knew what and where to go straight away! The guys here were super friendly. The hostel itself was quite quiet, but during a lockdown, that's expected! The rooms were really nice and clean and they were very coronavirus conscious which helped me feel at ease. The beds were CRAZY COMFY!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Mar 2020
    It was an alright spot, stayed a couple nights. Made a few friends. Bed was comfy enough. Shower head was broken. Staff was friendly.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    22 Jul 2021
    Basic Double Bed Private Ensuite Pros: Decent water pressure in shower Didn't notice check-in is only until about 2300 local. Arriving around 2330 with no notice - still accommodated Mid: Room was surface level clean - dirtier than my apartment Cons: Insect presence - one cockroach immediately after entering, many ants during stay (may be expected in Athens - not sure if reflects quality of room.. almost walked out) Wi-fi nearly unusable - 3.16mbps down/0.04mbps up (no cell reception either)
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2014

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City Circus Athens says

If a roof terrace with a stunning view of the Acropolis sounds like your kind of thing, you need to stop by at the City Circus. Just a five minute walk from the Monisteraki and 20 minutes from the Acropolis, you\'ll be right in the heart of the most happening city in Greece. Newly renovated and home to a delicous breakfast, the notroiously friendly staff will make sure you\'re always comfortable and you know where you\'re going (very usefull in a confusing city like Athens). Oh, and they also have air conditioning...